How Distracted Are Drivers Near Local Schools? -Interactive Map Grades Them
Special technology embedded in apps on our phones has collected data from all over the country, near every school, to help give a letter grade to the amount of distracted drivers are out there. It is such a specific survey, you can pin point any school in the country. Find out how your school zone fared for distracted drivers. A tech company called Zendrive developed the map that measures driver safety using phone sensors that pulled data from April 2017 hard braking, aggressive acceleration and distracted phone use specifically near schools.
According to the interactive map, New York state on a whole received a D letter grade. But that overall grade is deceiving. Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area were graded an F. However, when you specifically look at the Capital Region, many local school zones and areas were A's and B's.
Check out how safe your specific school is from distracted driving by clicking through the interactive map.